26-year-old snubbed by Poch: Three things to expect from Tottenham v West Ham
By Amir Mir
Tottenham travel to the London Stadium on Friday night to take on West Ham in a crucial Premier League clash.
Here, Football Insider names the three things to expect from Spurs, who will be looking to close the gap on leaders Chelsea in the table.
Tottenham to score
Flying high and playing with confidence. Mauricio Pochettino’s side are a team that is on a mission. The last time they failed to find the back of the net was against Liverpool in February and they will be backing themselves to get on the scoresheet against the Hammers. Expect goals from the away team.
Walker to get snubbed again
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Pochettino opted to drop Kyle Walker to the bench during the win against Arsenal and it won’t be a surprise to see him snub the 26-year-old once again. Kieran Trippier put in a solid display at right-back during the north London derby and he would be unlucky to lose his spot. Expect to see another surprise from Pochettino as Spurs aim for yet another win.
Wanyama to boss the midfield
The defensive-minded midfielder has been a standout performer for his team this season. He has bossed the middle of the park on a number of occasions and will be expected to do it once again on Friday. His power, ability to break up play and read the game, has troubled many opposition players this season.
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